The people of Israel, after being led out of Egypt by Moses have been wandering in the desert for 40 years! In this passage we find them camped next to the Jordan River. They are so close to having what God has promised them 4 decades earlier, a land flowing with "milk and honey". Joshua their new leader is preparing them to take the land that God has promised them.
After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son
Many of us are familiar with the passage in the last chapter of 2Samuel24:18-25. This passage describes of David according to God's command goes to buy a field from his citizen Arunah to sacrifice burnt offerings to the Lord at his threshing floor. And during the encounter, Arunah freely offers the king his oxen, utensils and equipmentfor the burnt sacrifice. David refuses the offer by saying,"........ nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which costs me nothing."
An update on my previous post, I'm doing a lot better. I'm organized in my day, I'm not falling into the same traps. The Bible says instead of focusing on the splinter in someone else's eye, focus on the plank of wood in your own. For some reason that has really stood out to me. So I did, took a long hard look at myself, I was a mess. I prayed for help, for guidence to get me back on my feet. Obviously it's going to be a long process, nothing happens over night. I'm 3 days down getting up
The tornado that followed us to Church!
Yesterday, high storms with embedded tornadoes bashed the mid-west and south east with a vengeance.
I am sure many of you were affected in many ways from inconvenience to mortal danger. I give God praise for the lives spared and pray for His mercies and compassion to encompass those who suffered loss.
Many heart wrenching stories will be told and re-told in days to come. My town had a
To move beyond Sin we must first look at ourselves
1. All of us have sinned! There is no one righteous! No not one! Romans 3
Scripture is clear that because of our sin, missing the mark that God set for us, by not following His commands, not loving the way we should, that we have sinned. I am a sinner and so are you!
2. The punishment for sin is separation from God! He is holy and cannot be around sin.
3. That is why He